Last week, we defined innovation as a tool to break through roadblocks, solve complex problems, and achieve goals that require creative solutions and outside-the-box thinking.
No matter the goals you set for yourself, reaching them often takes more than sheer willpower alone. After all, we only have so much time and energy to allocate on a daily basis. Do you have health, fitness, or financial goals that you’re struggling to meet in addition to other daily commitments? Have you tried making the same changes many times before with little success? Let’s explore how starting with a fresh approach can lead you to greater success without having to invest disproportionate time and effort into meeting your goals.
Let’s say you’re looking to increase your monthly savings. Before you go looking for a second job to bolster your income, perhaps you can look to cut down on routine expenses that will net you added savings at the end of each month:
Monitor your expenses: Out of sight, out of mind, right? Not so fast. Keeping a regular eye on your expenses is the best way to free up unneeded spending. Are you paying monthly for a streaming service you rarely use? Even small monthly charges add up over time. If they’re not adding significant value to your life, is it worth paying for every month?
Plan meals in advance: Shopping with a game plan can help cut down on wasteful spending, without sacrificing the quality of your diet. Do you find yourself regularly tossing expired foods from the fridge or stale snacks from the pantry? If you spend 15 minutes planning your next grocery trip, you can avoid spending money on food that might ultimately go to waste.
Set realistic goals: Great investors like Warren Buffett might tell you that modest returns, or in this case, modest savings, compound over time to make a significant difference. Addition by subtraction might not sound like the most glamorous option to save money, but in many ways, it’s a simpler solution than boosting your income.
What Innovations Can You Make In Your Life?
Of course, before we can consider innovation in our own lives, we need to identify those areas in our lives that warrant growth. Can you think of recurring patterns that add unwanted stress to your life, no matter how many times you’ve tried to make a change? For example, are you finding it difficult to make enough time to connect with your partner or kids? Is it challenging to prioritize your health and fitness alongside other daily responsibilities?
Once you’ve identified a problem with no apparent solutions, it’s time to harness your inner creative. You can’t freeze time or add a 25th hour to each day, but you can try something radically different than the approaches that have failed in the past. You might just uncover new ways to achieve your goals that you would never have considered in the past.
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Our company’s story began around our founder’s kitchen table when he asked himself a simple question, “Can overnight oats be even more convenient than the make-it-yourself version?” What emerged after many rounds of experimentation was our mold-breaking Overnight Oats Shake. This spirit of innovation infuses everything we do, especially our collaboration with customers who help us develop flavors. We’d love to have you on our team and fuel your personal innovation with a nutrient-dense breakfast, too.
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